What Is A House Concert?

A house concert is when the host opens up their home and invites you to share in a performance by one of their favorite musicians. It's a chance to meet the performers and get to know them in a way that wouldn't be possible in most other venues. You can purchase merchandise and have them sign and personalize your new CD.

House concerts have become more and more popular in the last several years because when you host a house concert you are not only getting the opportunity to hear your favorite artist/band up close and personal but you are also providing an opportunity to share that experience with your friends as well as providing the artist an opportunity to expand their fan base and share the stories and experiences that bring about the music they write and play in a much more intimate and inviting setting. 

The Yard has been hosting house concerts since January 2008. We take pride in having some of the top artists grace our stage and look forward to bringing friends and family many more new and exciting experiences.

About Our Venue

Chances are likely that you'll find something new has been added or improved upon each time you come to The Yard! Mark and Sharon are continuously building, creating, decorating and planning for even greater improvements so that your experience at The Yard is always the best!

So, when the music starts and the lights come on, we hope you will find a place to put your chair, pour yourself the beverage of your choice, fill up a plate and enjoy the music of the finest musicians there are!!

A BIG thank you to all of our friends that come and support The Yard!!

Artist Donation Info

Upcoming Shows

For over 10 years we have been opening our home to our favorite Trop Rock and Independent Artists to come share their music and the stories about the songs they write. We are proud to say that The Yard has been voted 7x  as the winner of the  #1 Trop Rock House Concert Venue of the Year by the Trop Rock Music Alliance.

We invite our friends & family to come join us and enjoy great music, fun times and good friends! Because we are a private house concert, there is not an “admission fee” but it is a suggested $15.00-$20.00 per person donation that goes 100% to the artists. (We keep none of the money.) The artists will usually have CDs and other merchandise you can purchase directly from them, as well.

As our friends & family, we hope you will join us for all of your favorite musicians and to discover new artists and music along the way! We're all one big happy family at The Yard and if you love good music and good friends you’re sure to find it in our back yard!

Please bring a dish/snack to share with everyone, your lawn chairs and your favorite beverage of choice. There are restrooms for your convenience and The YARDOME (our large covered pavilion) provides cover so the party goes on rain or shine!  Parking is available in our yard and along the street.

Hope you will join us at The Yard soon!

Mark & Sharon Leverett

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 2024 Schedule        

Sunny Jim & John Patti

Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 pm

Reggie Starrett

Saturday, June 1st at 5:00 pm

Rev. Billy Wirtz

Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Carrie Welling

Saturday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm

"North To Shores"

October 14th, 2024

Starting at noon

Igor & Red Elvies

Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00

Dave McKienney & Hungry Hard Luck Heros

featuring Roger Bartlett

"Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band"

2025 Schedule

Mike Nash

Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2025

Time TBD

Mark Mulligan & Rudy B

Saturday, February 15th, 2025

at 5:00 pm

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Take a look around The Yard!

The Yard Tampa

a BMI licensed venue              

Multi-Award Winning House Concert Venue 


Thanks to Andy Werrner for joining us at The Yard and for writing this great article for The Tampa Times about The Yard!

Citrus Park couple turns back yard into concert venue
By Andy Warrener, Times Correspondent
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:19pm